The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Northampton region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 17 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 8.33% 6.08% 4.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.59% 42.86% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
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£280 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £241 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £320 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
39 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 19.12% 14.19% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 22
Average daily rate £338 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £403 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Northampton region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Northampton region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 19 (47.50%) C#
3 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
4 15 (37.50%) SQL
5 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (30.00%) Windows
5 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (25.00%) XML
7 9 (22.50%) WCF
7 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.00%) MVC
9 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (17.50%) SOA
10 6 (15.00%) Eclipse
10 6 (15.00%) Sun
10 6 (15.00%) Sun Certification
10 6 (15.00%) JSP
10 6 (15.00%) Servlets
10 6 (15.00%) Struts
10 6 (15.00%) Java
10 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
10 6 (15.00%) J2EE
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle
10 6 (15.00%) JUnit
10 6 (15.00%) Degree
10 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
10 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Agresso
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (10.00%) DTS
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.50%) MS Access
8 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (15.00%) JUnit
2 2 (5.00%) Maven
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) .NET Developer
2 7 (17.50%) C# Developer
2 7 (17.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 6 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) J2EE Developer
3 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.50%) Report Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (25.00%) XML
4 9 (22.50%) WCF
5 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
5 6 (15.00%) Spring
5 6 (15.00%) J2EE
5 6 (15.00%) JSP
5 6 (15.00%) Servlets
5 6 (15.00%) Struts
5 6 (15.00%) AppFabric
6 4 (10.00%) EJB
7 3 (7.50%) CSS
7 3 (7.50%) jQuery
7 3 (7.50%) HTML
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.00%) HTML5
8 2 (5.00%) Web Services
9 1 (2.50%) LINQ
9 1 (2.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) RIA
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) MVC
3 7 (17.50%) SOA
4 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
6 2 (5.00%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Logistics
6 2 (5.00%) E-Procurement
6 2 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.00%) Release Management
7 1 (2.50%) System Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) C#
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) Java
4 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.50%) VBA
5 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Sun Certification
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) MCTS
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
1 6 (15.00%) Sun
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.50%) BMC
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy
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